What You Should Know:
– Central Logic has acquired Omaha-based Ensocare, which automates the referral process for patients from hospital to post-acute care (PAC) when they are being discharged.
– This acquisition means that Central Logic’s technology solution will now expand its reach across the care continuum, from acute to post-acute care—into, through and out of the health system. This combined capability is key to increasing patient satisfaction while also increasing patient census by ensuring beds are available when they are needed by new patients.
Central Logic, the leading healthcare access and orchestration company, announced today that it has acquired Omaha-based Ensocare, which automates the inpatient referral process to post-acute care (PAC). Central Logic’s health system technology solution currently focuses on referrals and transfers into a health system by uniting all available provider, facility and transportation resources. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed.
Making Care Transition More Efficient
About 40% of Medicare beneficiaries are discharged from the hospital to post-acute facilities. With a large aging population, U.S. health systems face growing pressures to improve care access and streamline transitions of care to optimize patient outcomes, increase operating margins, and control costs.
Founded in 1999, Ensocare provides hospitals and post-acute care providers software and proactive support to manage patient transitions of care, improve efficiency in the referral management process and streamline communication between healthcare organizations. Backed by live, 24/7 customer support and tapping into the nation’s largest no-cost post-acute care network, we’ll help you lower costs, enhance patient satisfaction and increase profitability by automating workflows and eliminating inefficient systems.
Acquisition Expands Central Logic’s Solutions to Post-Acute Care
The acquisition of Ensocare expands Central Logic’s solution to include successful transitions out of hospitals to post-acute care settings—including skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities, long-term acute care centers, and even the home—by tapping into Ensocare’s active, curated network of more than 50,000 PAC providers nationwide. Placement confirmations are secured on average within 30 minutes.
In light of the Ensocare acquisition, Central Logic becomes the only solution in the market that provides region-wide acute care transfer, transport and post-acute care transfer capabilities in one platform, enabling health systems to more cohesively operate as one.
Private Equity firm Rubicon Technology partners, a leading private equity firm based in Boulder, Colo., made a strategic majority investment in Central Logic in June, with a commitment to accelerating growth. Two weeks before Rubicon’s majority investment in Central Logic, the PE firm announced a new $1.25 billion fund that exceeded the fund target of $850 million in less than 6 months. The Ensocare acquisition marks the first major milestone in Central Logic’s growth trajectory that Rubicon committed to when making its strategic majority investment in the company earlier this year.
Central Logic’s technology will now span 800 hospitals and health systems, covering 150,000 providers and more than 5 million patients—representing 14% of U.S. annual inpatient visits. he company now employs 125 team members and will continue to operate Ensocare’s Omaha, Neb., location, as well as existing Central Logic offices in St. Paul, Minn., and Sandy, Utah.
“This strategic acquisition means that our solutions will now span the care continuum from acute to post-acute care, which will improve transitions into, through and out of the health system, creating true ‘systemness’ for our clients,” said Angie Franks, CEO of Central Logic. “By operating as one, health systems can offer a more seamless experience for their patients across all acuity levels while enabling providers to stay connected and strengthening the relationships with PAC providers in their communities.”
Our fully integrated solution will provide visibility and access to data that ensures hospital beds are freed in a timely manner when inpatient care is no longer necessary. This decreases length of stay and increases throughput,” Franks said. “Further, this kind of efficient orchestration and navigation creates bed availability and access for incoming patients, creates more time for clinicians to operate at the top of their license and elevates revenue capture and reduction of system leakage.”
Central Logic’s existing solutions already deliver 10x ROI to health system clients in the first year, and Franks says that clients that expand their engagement to include the acute to post-acute orchestration and access solution will see even greater results. “This is more important now than ever as health systems across the country implement the necessary controls and programs to rebuild operating margin deficits due to COVID-19,” Franks added.